(1814 - 1891)
Amalia Lindegren was active/lived in Sweden. Amalia Lindegren is known for portrait and genre painting.
Biography Amalia Lindegren
Amalia Lindegren was a Swedish artist and painter. She was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts* (1856). Lindegren was born in Stockholm. At the age of three, she was left an orphan after her mother's death and adopted by the widow of her alleged biological father, Benjamin Sandel. Her position as a child was somewhat humiliating, as a form of charity object for the upper classes, and in her later work, her paintings of sad little girls are believed to be inspired by her childhood.
Her drawings made the artist and art teacher Carl Gustaf Qvarnström (1810-1867) include her as one of the four women accepted as students at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in 1849, and in 1850, she became the first woman given an art scholarshi
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